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Common Roofing Issues

All roofing systems are vulnerable to different issues and problems. This can be due to structural, mechanical or natural causes. Roofing problems usually start small and become big over time. Below are the common roofing issues. -Shrinkage is commonly found on modified bitumen roofs. It is caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, poor installation of

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The 5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

The 5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks If you keep getting bogged down by roofing issues, then you know that it can mean a great deal of investing time and money. No matter how old your roof is, you never know if it will need a quick repair or have significant work done. To

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Roofing Maintenance and Things to Look out for

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of inspecting your roof, performing periodic maintenance and making vital repairs before cold weather sets in. Let’s focus today on just how damaging natural debris can be. All those beautiful autumn leaves can wreak havoc on a facility roof. Debris Buildup and Unintended Consequences All it takes is

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Roofing Tips for the Fall

Before heavy winter ice and snow kick in, it is important that you are assured of the shape of your roof. Doing some maintenance work during the fall is a great way to keep it in top condition over the winter. Here are some helpful tips for you: Clean your gutters to allow water to

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Winter Came Early! Be Prepared

Winter in Saskatchewan is often unpredictable, bringing a blanket of snow one day and a sheet of rain the next. This variability can cause unique challenges for roofs and the homeowners looking after them.   Keep reading to learn the five problems you need to watch for this winter:   Leaks around Flashing Flashings –

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Winter is Coming. Is Your Roof Ready?

The short summer season is rapidly coming to a close, and before we know it winter storms will be hitting most of Saskatchewan. Now is the time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. One of the best ways to prepare your roof for the winter is to perform a roof inspection in

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Eavestroughs are More Important Than You Think

SW Roofing is proud to offer 5” Seamless Eavestroughs to our customers! It’s an easy fact to forget, but having your eavestroughs done correctly is very important for keeping water away from your house and avoiding water damage.  Just think, when we get a heavy rainfall, where does the water go?  For homeowners with eavestroughs

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Leaking Roof? It’s Probably Your Flashing

What is flashing? Roof flashing seals and protects roof joints from water penetration. Flashing is even more important than the roofing product you use; it’s a technique that separates good roofers from poor roofers. Think of it like a snake’s scales or braided hair. Each piece is put over the next to make for a

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Roofing FAQs: You have questions, we have the answers

We meet homeowners every day in our line of work and we tend to run into the same questions. We thought it would be a great idea to help inform you about some things in the roofing industry that most people just don’t know. Please check out our Roofing FAQs below: What kind of underlayment

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What You Need to Know: Hail Damage and Insurance Claims

If you’ve had damage done to your roof, hail or otherwise, there are a few things that people don’t realize when it comes to making a claim. Let’s quickly cover some of the most common misconceptions people have about making insurance claims. 1. Don’t wait to make your claim. Contact your insurance provider immediately to

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